NBCUniversal’s television and streaming group has confirmed Corie Henson as its new vice president of unscripted entertainment content, following the departure of veteran executive Jenny Groom.
Henson, the former Warner Bros. executive, was previously rumored to Discovery (WBD), would take over after Groom’s departure was announced last week.
Reporting to President of Entertainment Content Susan Rovner, Henson will oversee reality competition, talent competition and game formats. His mission will include content development and current programming across the company’s eight entertainment platforms and unscripted titles, including NBC. America’s Got Talent i The voice, Well done upper head and that of Paó bake it
Henson left WBD last month, where she most recently served as vice president and head of unscripted at TBS, TNT and truTV, overseeing all unscripted creative development and production for the cable brands.
Prior to that, Henson was vice president of alternative entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, where she led all current and development franchises, including The Masked Singer, MasterChef, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell’s Kitchen, Beat Shazam with Jamie Foxx and all special live events.
Previously, she served as vice president of unscripted television at multi-platform studio Electus, following five years as vice president of alternative series for ABC Entertainment.
Rovner said Henson’s “deep experience with large volumes of programming across multiple networks and brands is a perfect fit for our NBCU content ecosystem.”
Henson added, “I’ve always admired NBCU’s unscripted portfolio and grew up on Must See TV, so I’m excited for the opportunity to join this amazing team.”